Category Archives: Video

Secret Settings to Remove Hiss When Using the Rode SmartLav Microphone with The RodeRec App

If you’ve ever used a poor microphone you’ve probably noticed that it will have a HISS during the part where the speaking has stopped. Even though the Rode SmartLav Microphone is an awesome, convenient Lavalier Mic, it too can suffer from Hiss.

Now, by using the Secret Settings shown in this video, you can minimize that HISS sound. These settings will need to be changed in the RodeRec App.

When coupled with Audacity (a FREE Audio Software) Hiss can be almost completely eliminated!!!

Great Microphone The Rode SmartLav Lavalier Mic for Wonderful Audio in Videos!!

Ever wonder how some videos have GREAT audio and others do not? I used to.

Do you want to start having Great Audio for your videos? Well, keep reading because I think you’ll like this:

It’s sometimes hard to wade through the over abundance of information on the web to know what is a decent microphone and what isn’t.

Well, I’ve found a microphone that won’t “Break the Bank”, is easy to use and sounds Great!!

It’s called the Rode SmartLav. It plugs into your iPhone, iPod or iPad and clips onto your shirt. It uses an App called the RodeRec App to record your audio.

It will also work with Android devices, but you’ll have to use another Audio App for the Android device, as the RodeRec App won’t work with Android…Yet. But, most audio Apps for Android will work with the Rode SmartLav.

Take a look at this video and see what I mean.

Pretty soon you’ll have Great Audio to go with your Great Video, too!!

Some of the equipment used in this video:

-Canon 60D DSLR
-Rode SmartLav Microphone
-RodeRec App
-Camtasia 8 Video/Screencast software
-2 Softboxes with 5 each 65 watt Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
-CF Back Light
-Black Screen in the background
-Fluorescent Ring Light
-Tripod for DSLR
-Apple iPhone 4 and 4S Smartphones
-Audio Technica ATR3350 Corded Lav Mic
-Audio Technica ATR2100 Desktop USB Mic
-Dropbox (to transfer files)



Massive and Professional.

That’s what the Blue Yeti USB Microphone is, Massive and Professional. It’s the Perfect Companion for doing Pod-casting, Voice Over work or making videos for YouTube!

With 4 Patterns: Stereo, Omni-Directional, Cardioid and Bi-Directional, this Mic is Just what the Doctor Ordered.

It has 2 Controls on the Front: Headset Volume and Muting. 2 Controls on the back: Gain Dial and Pattern Switch Selector. On the Bottom it has and USB Connection and a Headset Connection. The Headset connection allows you to listen, in REAL TIME, exactly what you are saying into the microphone. Without Echo (Zero Latency). WOW!!

And, the PRICE is right, Too!!

Take a look at this Video and see if this Microphone is a good buy!


Podcast Cheaply from Home or Apartment with Audio-Technica ATR2100 Microphone into BossJock Studio IOS App and iPad 2

Podcasting from your Home or Apartment with BossJock Studio IOS App and the Audio-Technica ATR2100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone!

It’s really amazing what you can do for a little bit of money, compared to a few years ago.

Who ever thought that you could Podcast from your house without Thousands of $$$ Dollars worth of equipment.


For as little as $10.00 (and an iPad or iPhone) You’ll be Podcasting like no tomorrow!! For as little as $100.00 You’ll also be able to use a High Quality Microphone that plugs right into your iPad or iPhone.

Take a look at this video (below) and see how it’s done.

Inexpensive Podcasting Solution: Samson Go Mic Into BossJock Studio Podcast App for IOS iPad and iPhone.


You can have your own Podcasting Studio. Right in your own house!

Do you think it’s expensive to have the equipment to Podcast? Nope.

This is a truly AMAZING Podcasting App from the Apple App Store.

The App is called BossJock Studio. It allows you to make professional sounding Podcasts right from your iPad or iPhone. Just download the app to your Apple device, load a few songs to your “cart” and you’re off and running.

When used in conjunction with a portable microphone like the Samson Go Mic, you’ll be able to Podcast On-The-Road. No more excuses.

BossJock Studio App is an All-In-One High Quality, Inexpensive, Mobile Podcasting Solution for your iPad or iPhone. Just download the BossJock Studio App and you can Podcast from your device.

BossJock Studio App for IOS

Samson Go Mic

Apple Camera Connection Kit

Take your Show on the Road with the BossJock Studio Podcasting App!!
Totally mobile solution to Podcasting on the road.

Learn How to EASILY Remove Hum, Hiss or Noise in Your Audio Recording Using FREE Audacity Editing Software!

Noise in Audio Recordings can be the difference between a Good Video or a Bad Video.

With this Quick Tutorial, you can learn a Secret to removing unwanted Noise in your Audio Recordings!

The Software used is called Audacity.

The Best Part:  IT’S A FREE DOWNLOAD!!

I use this software quite often when I have too much background noise in my Videos.

Watch this Video….It’s not very long and won’t take much time at all.

Your Wallet will Thank You!!

Download this software for FREE from Cnet at:;1

Information about the Marshall MXL 007 USB Microphone that was used in this video:


Learn How To Quickly Capture Great Audio with Your Smartphone Microphone and Edit it with Free Audacity Audio Software!

This Video Tutorial will Allow You to QUICKLY Capture GREAT AUDIO using your Smartphone Built-In Microphone and then Edit it in a FREE Audio Software called Audacity.

Then, you can add it to your favorite Video Editing software and Sync it to your Videos for YouTube or Blogs.

This Tutorial shows you Hands-On what App I used to capture audio on my iPhone 4s. Then, how I edited it in a FREE Software called Audacity.

Also briefly shown is the Screencasting software I used called Camtasia 8.

This Video goes along with our quest for not needing to have the Best, Most Expensive equipment to capture Great Audio for our Video Editing.

The iTalk Recorder App is availble, at this posting, for FREE on the iTunes Store. I recommend the iTalk Recorder PREMIUM. It does cost $1.99 at this posting, but it’s worth it as I state in the video.

Hope you enjoy this Quick Video Review and tutorial.


Pictures from Prague. 1080p Video shot on an iPhone 4s and FiLMiC Pro App.


Here is a stunning example of the quality of video you can get by using the FiLMiC Pro App (approximately $4.99 at this posting date) on your iPhone and then do a little editing in post production.  

This video is by Adam Boros and was posted on YouTube a few months ago.

It was shot in the 1080p Setting, 24 frames per second and 50 mbit/second and a Tripod was used.  Then it was edited in Final Cut Pro X.

Set-Up I Used for Capturing Video with the iPhone 4s (in the Last Post).

Video Set Up Video Set UpA

Here is the setup I used for Capturing Video using the iPhone 4s for a Review of the Marshall MXL USB Microphone.  I then uploaded it for use on YouTube.

I used:

-2 each Clamp-On Lights using 100 Watt Compact Fluorescent Bulbs. I used Light Stands to hold the Lights in place.  (You could clamp them to something else close by if you don’t have Light Stands.  You don’t have to have Light Stands)

-The iPhone 4s is attached to a Tripod in the foreground of the picture.  I had a special mount that holds the iPhone to a tripod. They are very cheap. ( If you don’t have a way to mount the iPhone to a tripod, you could hold it in place by maybe  supporting  it on a table with books, etc.  Being creative helps you to stay in budget.)